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Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date February 8, 1999
Pages 309
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300077469
ISBN-10 0300077467
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this book Michael Heim provides the first consistent philosophical basis for critically evaluating the impact of word processing on our use of and ideas about language. This edition includes a new foreword by David Gelernter, a new preface by the author, and an updated bibliography. "Not only important but seminal, on the cutting-edge, furrowing new conceptual territory."-Walter J. Ong, S.J. "A philosopher ponders how the word processor has affected language use and our ideas about it. Heim shrewdly updates a school of thought, associated with such thinkers as Walter Ong, that maintains all changes in writing technology tend to change the way we perceive the world. His argument that word processing leads to fragmented thinking should be addressed and debated."-Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer "The arguments range over all of Western philosophy (and some Eastern as well), from the ancient Greeks to contemporary phenomenology. . . . Everyone who has used a word processor will find much to think about in Heim's ideas."-David Weinberger, Byte "Fascinating, clear, and well-done . . . stimulating and challenging."-Don Ihde, Philosophy and Rhetoric

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Hardcover
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With Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe | from Yale Univ Pr (September 1, 1987)
9780300038354 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $18.00
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About: Evaluates the impact of word processing and computers on the ways language is thought about and used and develops a theory of literacy with word processing as the primary focus
Paperback
Book cover for 9780300046106 Book cover for 9780300077469
 
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2 edition from Yale Univ Pr (February 8, 1999)
9780300077469 | details & prices | 309 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $34.00
About: In this book Michael Heim provides the first consistent philosophical basis for critically evaluating the impact of word processing on our use of and ideas about language.
from Yale Univ Pr (September 10, 1987)
9780300046106 | details & prices | List price $16.00
About: In this book Michael Heim provides the first consistent philosophical basis for critically evaluating the impact of word processing on our use of and ideas about language.

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